Turkish capital bans all public LGBTQ events


Turkey’s capital Ankara has banned public LGBTQ events until further notice, with safety concerns cited for the prohibition.

In a statement by the Ankara Governor’s Office on Sunday, all LGBTQ “cinema, theater performances, panels, interviews and exhibitions are banned until further notice in our province, in order to provide peace and security” from Nov. 18, according to a translation by Hurriyet.

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The governor’s office stated it discovered “a number” of LGBTQ events were being planned in the province via social and traditional media, and said they posed issues for public order. Read more…

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